NILOWV Lauds Ekwunife For Bill On Gender Inclusiveness In Government

Omamuzo Efidhere   The League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV) has lauded the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife, for sponsoring a bill seeking 40% gender inclusiveness for male and female in the composition of all arms of Governments at all levels in Nigeria.   In a statement signed by its President, Rt. Hon. Dame Dr. Esther Uduehi, she stated that “We commend Senator Uche Ekwunife for this bill which seeks to ensure the equitable representation of all genders in government. We believe that the passage of this…

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Urhobo, Biafra, Oduduwa And The Sins Of Old

  By Sunny Awhefeada That Nigeria is tending towards centrifugalism is only not realized by those who are numb and insensitive to the reality of the moment. What began as a call for adherence to the ideals and tenets of federalism from the Niger Delta states at the onset of the present millennium took on different modes of agitation that even culminated in armed struggle ala militancy. Two national conferences took place in 2005 and 2014 respectively. Then the buzzword restructuring took over and it is now being substituted by…

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Crisis Looms In Utorogu Host Communities Over Alleged Sack of Pipeline Surveillance Workers

  Crises is currently looming in some of the host communities to Utorogu Gas Plant over alleged failure of pipeline surveillance contractors to pay surveillance workers of host communities their salaries and allowances and alleged sack of the workers. In a petition addressed to the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa by Edjophe community, signed by its President General, Mr. Clement Ufuophu and Secretary General, Mr. Edijala Obatarhe, appealed to the governor to intervene urgently as the workers are geared for showdown with Nigeria Petroleum Development Company and…

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Covid-19: NGO, CSOs Distribute Face Mask, Cash As Palliative To Vulnerables/Nursing Mothers In Ughelli

By Omoghene Benedict,      In continuation to fight and curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, a Non-Governmental Organization, CODAF and other Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, have distributed hundreds of face masks and cash palliative to the vulnerables, aged and nursing mothers in Ughelli. Distributing the items and cash during a sensitization campaign on measures to contain the spread of covid-19 pandemic, the Executive Director of Community Development Advocacy Foundation, CODAF, Mr. Benin Richard said, “We are aware of what is happening and the hardship the people are going…

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Lawyers Demand Action On Fish Death In Niger Delta

By Elizabeth Vincent Environmental lawyers in the Niger Delta region have expressed concerns over the looming public health danger occasioned by the contamination and massive death of fish along the Atlantic coastline of the region. The lawyers under the aegis of the Association of Environmental Lawyers of Nigeria (AELN) urged the Federal Government to take urgent steps to check the increased toxicity of the nation’s territorial waters. Residents along the Atlantic coastline in Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers have reported massive death of specie of  fishes littering the coastline since February.…

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Lockdown: House of Reps condemns extrajudicial killings, rights abuse

The House of Representatives has condemned the spate of extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses especially by security operatives in the enforcement of the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari and governors. At the plenary on Tuesday, the House especially resolved to “condemn in its entirety the abuse of the fundamental rights, especially brutalisation and extortion, and the killing of innocent Nigerians by security operatives enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown across the country. The House requested Buhari to direct heads of security agencies implicated in the human rights abuses and extrajudicial…

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Oghotomo, Ogbon, Emuvakpor Congratulate Olomu Ward 1 PDP Excos

  Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, Chief Samuel Oghotomo, Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Development, Barr. Monday Emuvakpor and Princess Eguono Ogbon former SSA to the governor have congratulated the newly inaugurated executives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ughelli South Local Government Area Ward 4 (Olomu Ward 1) with charge on them to loyally uphold the ideals of the party and the state government as well as build on the achievements of their predecessors. The trio gave the charge shortly after the…

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Opinion: FUPRE, A Dream Delayed Or Denied?

  By Sunny Awhefeada     The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, (FUPRE), Effurun, Delta State was founded in 2007 and it caught news headline as Nigeria’s nay Africa’s first specialised university, dedicated to the study of petroleum resources.   The idea of FUPRE was novel and many thought that in no distant time the university will take its place in the global commune of scholarship, technological innovation and economic advancement. Since it bears the imprimatur of petroleum, which spews forth dollars, many had imagined that the university will approximate…

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Agofure Donates Palliative To Agbarho Kingdom

By Politics Governance Deputy Leader of Ughelli North Legislative Arm, and Councillor representing Agbarho ward 1, Hon Onoriode Agofure has donated food items as palliative to Agbarho kingdom in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State to cushion the hard effect of  the coronavirus pandemic. Items donated as palliative are, 52 bags of rice, 32 bags of garri, 150 cartons of Indomie noodles, 1,600 loaves of bread over 3,000 Face masks. Presenting the items at the community town hall, Agofure said, “We know that the lockdown has been eased…

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COVID -19: Interstate Boarder Lockdown Not Possible- Patani LG Boss

 By Politicsgovernance As the spread of Coronavirus pandemic and the order by the 36 governors of the federation on interstate lockdown, the chairman of Patani local government area of Delta State, Perez Omoun has disclosed that it would be difficult for a total lockdown of the state boarders across the country. Findings by this online reveals that the interstate boarder closure as ordered by the state governor is partially observed in Patani local government area a boarder town between Delta and Bayelsa States. A combined team of security operatives, heath…

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